Rumors are flying on who exactly the lucky man who makes Tom Daley’s life so blushingly wonderful. It’s only been one day since his gay romance confession, but E!News is reporting the British Olympian is dating Oscar Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. DLB tweeted a few hours after Tom’s coming out video was posted, “Slept all day today after my trip to Russia. Did I miss anything?” prompting tons of mixed reviews from both parties’ fandoms.
Black is 39-years-old, making him exactly 20 years Daley’s senior. Maybe it’s that (or 98 percent of the gay male population’s fantasy of diving into Tom Daley’s pool) that the fans are so perplexed by. Are we only being so judgmental because they’re gay? Straight people consider it a badge of honor to date below their age bracket. And Daley isn’t the first young star to gravitate to someone older to make them feel “safe.”
Here are 12 other celebrity couples with bigger age gaps making it work (for now).